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How Do I Read a Federal Pay Check Stub?

Reading your pay stub for the first time is a little like reading a foreign language. There are all kinds of things that seem to have been deducted from your money before you ever got a chance to see it. A federal pay stub will look exactly the same as any other pay stub, as […]



How to Access the Meter Reading on a Canon Copier

Most every copier has a mechanism that tracks and records the copies made on the copier. Meter readings are used by copier service companies to bill the their customers correctly for copies made. Knowing where to get a meter reading on a Canon copier is also useful when considering purchasing a used Canon copier. Having […]



How to Solve an Adobe Reader That Cannot Print Documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) files let you share documents with others on a variety of platforms including Mac and Windows. Sometimes problems arise when printing PDF documents using Adobe Reader, including not all of the pages printing properly, pictures not printing, Adobe Reader not being able to access your printer and the PDF file not […]



How to Read a .Lit File on a Mac

LIT files are Microsoft files written for the company’s Microsoft Reader. Unfortunately, Microsoft Reader is not available for Mac computers. If you have received a LIT file from a Windows user, you will need another type of software to read it. There are several options available for Mac users, each with advantages and disadvantages. Read […]



How to Evaluate Writing Readability in Microsoft Word

How readable is your writing? To make your writing more useful to your readers, you can check the readability level of your writing with a simple Microsoft Word tool. This tool measures your document’s readability by assigning it what is called a Flesch-Kincaid score. Open Microsoft Word. Click Tools and select Options. In the dialogue […]



How to Read a Lung CT Scan

A computed axial tomography scan, better known as a CAT scan or CT scan, is used to image the internal organs of the body using multiple x-ray beams taken successively from multiple angles. A lung CT scan is used to diagnose and monitor diseases that may have a nonspecific appearance on conventional chest x-ray. Doctors […]



Can You Read Your iPad App Magazines on Your Computer?

With the size of the screen and the user-friendly interface, many people rely on the iPad for their magazine reading needs instead of opting for the print version. If you purchase magazines on your iPad regularly, you may also wish to read them on your computer monitor. Depending on the method you use to get […]



How to Read a Diode or Resistor

Diodes ensure that current flows in just one direction. Resistors control how much current flows through a circuit. Both are marked with colored stripes that mean nothing to a person who doesn’t understand how to read them. Here’s how to decipher the markings. Look for the marking – a colored stripe – on the diode […]



How to Read pH in an Antifreeze Test

Antifreeze is specifically designed to protect a car’s engine from overheating and corrosion. The antifreeze removes heat from the car engine to prevent overheating. Antifreeze also has an agent that protects the engine against corrosion. Monitoring the pH of the antifreeze makes sure that the antifreeze is still protecting the engine. A too-low pH causes […]



How to Read Airport Taxiway Signs

Airplanes make their way from hangar or gate to runway and back along a taxiway. Taxiways are marked with a series of signs and lights designed to ensure the safety and efficient movement of each plane while on the ground. To read taxiway signs properly you must understand the meaning of various symbols and markings. […]



How to Read Clarinet Music

When reading clarinet sheet music, it’s important to know that the clarinet reads from the treble staff. Learn how to read a treble staff with help from an elementary school music teacher in this free video on clarinets.



How to Read Urine Reagent Strips

Medical workers use dry reagent strips, or “dipsticks,” to detect excretions in the urine that indicate disease. Different strips can test for different excretions–and therefore different diseases, from inadequate insulin to cancer. Test strips come in containers with color charts to which you would compare the test strip. They also come with color charts on […]



How to Read French Horn Music

The French horn is an instrument that belongs to the brass family. The horn consists of coiled brass tubing and is played with one hand in the bell of the instrument. Learning to read music for the French horn is a matter of learning standard musical notation. While most music for the French horn is […]



How to Read & Interpret a Multimeter

A multimeter is an electronic device for testing electrical circuits for proper performance. Multimeters are equipped with a settings control to test voltage, amp output and ohms, which is a measure of current resistance. Two probes wired to the multimeter attach to the positive and negative terminals on the circuit. The measurements display on a […]



How to Read a Digital Multimeter Ohm Scale

A digital multimeter can be used to measure voltage, amperage and resistance. Resistance values are measured in ohms, thousands-of-ohms, and millions-of-ohms. The reading on a multimeter display will depend upon which measurement type is selected on the multimeter’s selection dial. Using a few simple steps will give you an understandable reading on the meter’s digital […]



How to Check and Add Air to Car Tires

Keeping your tires at their recommended pressure will increase their life span, improve your car’s gas mileage and give you a smoother ride. Let the tires cool before checking their pressure (tires are more inflated when warm, less when cold). Remove the cap from the valve on 1 tire. Press a tire gauge hard onto […]



How to Read a Carpenter’s Ruler

One of the basic tools in any construction or remodeling project is the measuring tape. Understanding how to read it will be the knowledge that you will use more than any other skill learned in the industry. From the beginning of the age when man started constructing shelters to protect himself from the elements, he […]



How to Read Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Blood Test Results

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) blood tests are used to determine the amount of inflammation that is present in the body. They may be used to detect or monitor conditions such as tuberculosis, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases, arthritis and tissue death. While these tests are used to screen for some diseases, they are not intended to […]



Proper Way to Read a Transmission Dipstick

Although easy in most vehicles, checking the transmission fluid is often neglected until a noticeable side effect occurs. Slipping gears or stains in the driveway can lead to irreversible damage to the transmission if it runs too low on fluid. Although the chemical properties of transmission fluid break down after time, the fluid remains at […]



What Do Theorists Say About Teaching Children to Read?

Theories for teaching reading skills have changed over the years as research has helped educators understand how children learn and develop. Educators still argue over the best approach to teaching children to read. The most prominent argument in the reading classroom today is phonics versus whole word. However, these are not the only approaches for […]